6 Tips for MS Patients, Their Families and Loved Ones

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2. Think Before Disclosing About MS

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Deciding who to tell about the multiple sclerosis diagnosis is also something to consider. This is a very personal decision. Some people may want to tell all their family, while others may prefer to tell just their partner and not the rest of family, or in some cases, not telling anyone at all. “Telling others about your MS may be the first thing you want to do — or the last. No two people feel exactly the same about disclosing their MS to others. Keeping in mind that once the information is out there, you can’t take it back, the key is figuring out when disclosure is in your best interest and when it is not.” Patients should also think about what their family members need to understand about the disease once they disclose the diagnosis.

One of the teams that participated in the 10th anniversary of the MS Melbourne Cycle, an annual biking challenge to raise money for MS Australia, built a bicycle that as closely as possible replicates the physical difficulties and discomforts that typify multiple sclerosis (MS).

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